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Gloucester is a city in Essex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after a town and county in England.
The latitude of Gloucester is 42.615N. The longitude is -70.662W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,730.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gloucester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01930 ZIP code.
4% of Gloucester residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gloucester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gloucester was $25,595, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Gloucester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Gloucester include Central Gloucester Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Gloucester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $608. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,385.
Libraries in Gloucester include Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Gloucester include Gloucester Daily Times
The average commute time for Gloucester workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gloucester between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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